Monthly Archives: June 2010

“Shameful”

The recent report by Justice Thomas Braidwood on the death of Robert Dziekanski uses this word in relation to the behaviour of four RCMP officers who ended Mr. Dziekanski’s life. He apparently wanted to speak even more pointedly, but was … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Stress

I was listening to the CBC about crisis management at places you might be surprised to hear are experiencing a virtual tidal wave of crises lately – Canadian universities. What’s it all about? Wait for it,…, student stress! It’s an … Continue reading

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Music by Committee

I got sucked in. I bought the new Alicia Keys album. What a colossal mistake, given my tastes in music (not for anyone else, possibly). Back in the “old days” it was common to love a “single”, then rush out … Continue reading

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The Stoplight Grand Prix

I admit it. I still do it sometimes. I had a delicious moment last summer: I pulled up to a light in my Miata; for numbers guys, 2200 lb., with maybe 125 h.p. the way it’s currently set up. Out … Continue reading

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Six Minutes of the iPad

Instant Attention Deficit Disorder. That’s what my instinct tells me. I got thinking that way after seeing a 6 minute YouTube demonstration of its multi-dimensional “insane greatness” the other day. A guy spent the entire time jumping from one “app” … Continue reading

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Swinging it Weird

There’s enormous potential for cheap jokes on the subject of Tiger Woods and swinging. The salacious side of the subject unfortunately has perhaps led to an irony relating to the thing once thought to be a thing of physical/athletic perfection … Continue reading

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A Fake Lake

How does it make you feel? I’m serious. You read the Feds are putting on a $1.2 billion party – up another $200 million from the last estimate I read last week, incidentally –  from which you, the citizen, will … Continue reading

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Hardwired for Discontent?

This past weekend, I ran into a guy I’ve known for quite a long time, but hadn’t seen since his retirement about a year ago. For more than two years preceding his retirement, he gave us almost daily updates about … Continue reading

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Acceleration addiction?

It’s intoxicating. Speaking as someone who’s had some experience with the experience of intoxication, I continue to marvel at the elevating qualities of acceleration on either two or four wheels. Why is it that guys (and some girls) can just never … Continue reading

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Takin’ a nap

It’s unfortunate that the only people who fail to appreciate the benefits of a midday nap are the ones who are habitually forced to take one – kids. I suppose we all resist that which is foisted upon us against … Continue reading

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